Tuesday May 26, 2020

Exploring afresh: On the reopening of the garden at Burtown House

The beloved garden is rich in snowdrops – and history

14th February, 2016
There are many pieces of sculpture throughout the 20-acre estate

This weekend sees the reopening of a much loved Irish garden at Burtown House in Co Kildare, with exciting plans afoot for the coming summer season. Just a hop, skip and a jump off the M9 near Athy, visitors can view the collections of early spring plants including swathes of naturalised snowdrops, aconites, cyclamen and crocus that carpet the ground. Hellebores, Daphnes and the unusual green and black Snake’s head iris, Hermodactylus tuberosus, are also...

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